Search & Rescue
This honor teaches the history and purpose of search and rescue, as well as how it operates. Participants will learn that it's primarily run by volunteers. They will also learn about the training the volunteers have to go through to help them be effective. The honor goes through steps on how to avoid needing search and rescue and how it relates to our spiritual lives.
Dams & Hydroelectricity
Dams are an amazing engineering marvel, but do you know their purpose? This honor teaches about various types of dams, how they are made, and their function. It discusses the differences between a hydroelectric dam and other types. You will learn the various parts of a dam which help it to generate electricity, and you will be able to visit a dam. Finally, you will research dams in the Bible, and find out what they represent.
Like ultimate frisbee, disc golf has been steadily gaining popularity as a sport. Disc golf involves a level of precision and steadiness that is more like conventional golf, though more accessible to a wide range of people. This honor will teach the fundamentals and history of disc golf, as well as how it can be used for a ministry.
Land surveying is one of the most underappreciated professions. It's foundational for construction, real estate, cartography, and more, yet few people understand it. This honor explores what surveyors do, and some of the history behind this fascinating profession.
Dams & Hydroelectricity Advanced
This honor builds on the knowledge learned in Dams and Hydroelectricity. You'll go deeper into the elements of a dam and be able to identify/describe the function of various parts of a hydroelectric generator. You can build your own dam, and will share an object lesson on what you've learned.
Wildfire Preparation & Prevention
This honor emphasizes the benefits and effects of wildfire prevention. It teaches the importance of fire suppression and community services in the aftermath of a major fire. It also explores methods that can help minimize damages in case of a wildfire or to proactively avoid these situations in the first place. This honor adapts portions of the Firewise program to streamline Pathfinder involvement.